Colombian artist Cesar Del Valle creates these intricate pencil illustrations that interact with our real life world making them 3D art in a way. How interesting that a pencil did all that work – the textures of the people’s clothes, the details, the shading. That, is real art innit.
I came across this amazing video today. With uplifting old school music and the sheer talent of these two artists, it’s a joy to watch. I don’t know how they draw so perfectly without any outlined markings anywhere. The messages are simple, and somehow, as simple as it is, it makes me want to do better. To be better and follow my dreams. Watch the video here. Happy Monday everyone!
Irreversible Trailer – the narrative unfolds in reverse-chronological order. It contains scenes of extreme violence and rape so isn’t an easy narrative to follow. The story itself is dark and horrific and the way it is told using non-linear narrative hightens the drama and emotive responses to the film. It’s one of those films that I’m glad I have watched but would never choose to watch it again.
Okay, so I’ve just noticed I am missing a post. I’m not sure how I’ve lost it exactly (it’s late) but I’m reposting it now so the last bit of the ‘lecture’ today makes sense!
This should have appeared before the links to Aaron Koblin’s work…
STATEGIES IN VISUAL NARRATIVES –
LINEAR NARRATIVES – Has a beginning, middle and an end, usually in keeping with traditional notions of linearity ie. logically sequenced. Instructive texts (aircraft emergency procedures for example), modernist films and most 19th Century and Early 20th Century texts.
NON-LINEAR NARRATIVES – Contains elements such as interruption or disruption. May contain circular or unfinished references, and sequences aren’t necessarily logically sequenced. Most late 20th Century and early 21st Century examples would be considered to be Postmodern texts. Films like Memento (2000) Irreversible (2002) and Pulp Fiction (1994) are examples of non-linear texts.
Hypertexts can also be categorised as non-linear. They allow for the blurring of boundaries and multiple reading paths. Usually creative in nature and can be linked to anything from Film hype and promotion to art projects.
Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualising our humanity
Koblin’s web site featuring work including the online collaborative art project This Exquisite Forest, 2012.
Arcade Fire, The Wilderness Downtown, an interactive film by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin
Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk, The Johnny Cash Project